Cooking for friends? This sophisticated starter is a taste sensation with lemon, anchovies and garlic packing a punch
• Prep time: 15 minutes
• Cook time: 10 minutes
• Yield: Serves 6
• 2 tbsps rapeseed oil
• 3 shallots, diced
• 2 garlic cloves, crushed
• zest and juice 2 lemons
• 300g dark greens, such as cavalo nero or kale, stalks removed then shredded
• 50g anchovies, chopped
• 9 large scallops, roe removed and halved horizontally
• knob of butter
- Heat half the oil in a frying pan. Add the shallots, garlic and lemon zest, and fry gently until soft. Add the greens the anchovies, and cook for 5 mins until the leaves are wilted.
- Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil in a non-stick pan, then add the scallops and fry for 1-2 mins on each side. Add the butter and lemon juice to the pan and swirl until the butter melts and you have a glossy sauce. Divide the cabbage and scallops between 6 plates and serve with the pan juices spooned over.
This great family recipe is thanks to BBC Goodfood Recipes at https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1660661/seared-scallops-with-flavoured-greens